Jehovah's Witnesses set international convention

Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

NEW ORLEANS — Jehovah’s Witnesses, including the Crestview congregation and New Orleans to Panama City Beach neighbors, will attend the “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom” Convention in New Orleans.

The three-day event begins 9:20 a.m. June 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans.

Area congregations will distribute printed invitations to everyone in their area through June 12.

About 30,000 delegates will be attending from the surrounding 5 states, plus 2,500 plus delegates from Belgium, Slovenia, France, the Netherlands and Austria. Additional delegates will also be coming from 18 other countries including: Kazakhstan, Poland, Congo, Haiti, Benin, Mauritius, Peru, Mexico.

Jehovah’s Witness conventions are supported entirely by voluntary donations.

 “A core belief of Jehovah’s Witnesses, based on biblical and historical evidence, is that Jesus Christ began to rule as the King of God’s kingdom in 1914," an event spokesperson said. "The convention program marks this year as the centennial of that event.”

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